Quiknowledge Description

Quiknowledge is adware that may display random pop-up advertisements and banners or the ones linked to the PC user's surfing habits in the Web browser when the computer user visits various questionable websites. The Quiknowledge ads and banners may indicate that the PC is contaminated with adware or a potentially unwanted program. Quiknowledge may propagate and integrate itself into the PC through bundled free software, which computer users can download and install from suspicious download websites. Free applications may often carry various extra software, which may be not necessary for the PC user. Therefore, when the computer user installs any free tool, he should carefully look through what he is going to install together with the desired program that has been selected.

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  • Use a removable media. Download SpyHunter on another clean computer, burn it to a USB flash drive, DVD/CD, or any preferred removable media, then install it on your infected computer and run SpyHunter's malware scanner.
  • Start Windows in Safe Mode. If you can not access your Window's desktop, reboot your computer in "Safe Mode with Networking" and install SpyHunter in Safe Mode.
  • IE Users: Disable proxy server for Internet Explorer to browse the web with Internet Explorer or update your anti-spyware program. Malware modifies your Windows settings to use a proxy server to prevent you from browsing the web with IE.

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Technical Information

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File System Details

Quiknowledge creates the following file(s):
# File Name Size MD5 Detection Count
1 %PROGRAMFILES(x86)%\Quiknowledge\Service\qksvc.exe 273,000 1039a5d44d065220c79b7aa1d6da48e0 4,656
2 %PROGRAMFILES(X86)%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\quiknowledge@quiknowledge.com 86
3 %PROGRAMFILES%\Mozilla Firefox\extensions\quiknowledge@quiknowledge.com 85
4 %USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecaj 84
5 %LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\Default\Extensions\dfgikfbdnbkcddjkkcfjchpbgoeiecaj 83
6 %WinDir%\System32\drivers\qknfd.sys 82
7 qknfd.sys 58,256 f8ebfbf971c1ea7c81b1069b7c548551 22
8 %PROGRAMFILES%\Quiknowledge\IE\QuiknowledgeClientIE.dll 147,560 e9c263e2175fa66b6bba0721866668ff 2

Registry Details

Quiknowledge creates the following registry entry or registry entries:
SOFTWARE\Mozilla\Firefox\Extensions, value: quiknowledge@quiknowledge.com
SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}
SOFTWARE\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{323C6E6D-1621-470F-8A52-4FDEC4E75E40}
The following CLSID's were found:
HKEY..\..\{CLSID Path}

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